SAN DIEGO, CA– June 9, 2008– Six original pieces of artwork showcasing the epic fantasy characters from the EverQuest® franchise online trading card game Legends of Norrath™ are featured in the prestigious EXPOSÉ 6 digital art book hitting store shelves this week, Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) announced.
The illustrations by multiple distinguished SOE artists will be included in the video game section of the latest EXPOSÉ book. The annual compilation showcases the finest digital art in a variety of fields, including games, digital illustration, television and 3D.
The included SOE art pieces were selected from thousands of entries by an international committee of artists with professional backgrounds in a variety of disciplines.
Joe Shoopack, director of Artistic Development, Sony Online Entertainment, said the company’s artistic talent is reflected in the fact that no other video game company has more pieces of art featured in the book.“We are flattered that some of our art is being viewed as some of the world’s best,” Shoopack said.
The selected SOE pieces are:
• Legends of Norrath“Mayong Mistmoore” by Derek Herring
• Legends of Norrath“Oathbound” by Clint Langley, Rob Tepper, Deanna Dolph and Lagi Apostolou
• Legends of Norrath“Gnoll High Shaman” by Patrick Ho
• Legends of Norrath“Play Dead” by Roel Jovellanos
• Legends of Norrath“Queen Cristanos Thex” by Derek Herring
• Legends of Norrath“Ariseph, Mistress of Verse” by Derek Herring
“The EXPOSÉ series is an annual snapshot of the world’s best digital art, and we’re very grateful that companies like Sony Online Entertainment allow their artists to promote their amazing work in our books,” said Daniel P. Wade, co-publisher of Ballistic Media.“The standard of entries for EXPOSÉ 6 was exceptionally high, and it’s a testament to Sony Online Entertainment that so many of its artists were featured this year.”
EXPOSÉ 6 can be ordered online at http://www.ballisticpublishing.com/books/expose/expose_6 or purchased at select retail store locations found at http://www.ballisticpublishing.com/locations/usa.php.
About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit titles including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, Untold Legends™, and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxies™, SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX, Seattle, WA, Denver, CO, and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development.
SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest and PlanetSide are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. Untold Legends and Legends of Norrath are trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.